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Home from hospital: Ensuring people have access to food at discharge from hospital and beyond

We need to ensure that patients can access appetising and nutritional meals and food after being discharged from hospital to assist with their recovery, reduce readmission and prevent avoidable costs. This guide summarises five key elements of ensuring people have support in place and includes a range good practice from around the country.

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Contents

Foreword by Dame Prue Leith DBE, Sustain patron

Introduction

1. Developing a joined-up approach to food and hospital discharge

2. Understanding and responding to people’s needs

3. Knowing about and navigating local support options

4. Developing and communicating a plan

5. Supporting local providers

Conclusion

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Home from hospital: Ensuring people have access to food at discharge from hospital and beyond
22pp - 2022 | 1282Kb

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Published 16 Mar 2022

Food Poverty: Over 5 million people in the UK struggle to get enough to eat. We’re working to change that through people-powered projects and campaigns that tackle the root causes of food poverty and ensure everyone has dignified access to healthy, affordable food.

22pp - 2022
1282Kb

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